I love the material copper and you? 😉 In today’s post I will show you my favorite DIY projects with copper and hope to inspire you to make something.
Copper is an incredibly versatile material – whether copper spray, rods or adhesive tape… everything with a copper shine is currently causing an immediate “want to have” stir!
During the research for today’s post I first became aware of how many great things can actually be made with copper! Many of the ideas I present to you today are really easy to copy (often looks more complicated than it really is).
You surely know the dilemma: You browse through great shops or on Pinterest and would like to buy everything… Unfortunately many things exceed my (student) budget. That was also the reason why I started a DIY Blog. Many great things are really easy (and cheap!) to do yourself, meanwhile my whole apartment is full of DIY projects!
Kupferspray- The all-round talent
I could no longer live without copper spay, because it has saved many a DIY for me. Do you also have some really horrible things standing around at home – an old plastic lamp for example? Sprayed it with copper spray and already the lamp can be seen again and looks super noble… Although it is actually made of plastic! I have done this for example with my own plastic lamps.
The dear Vera von Nicest Things shows you on her blog an ingenious, super simple DIY tutorial for a garland of copper-plated leaves. You could now spray many other things copper-colored in summer and thread them on a garland, I think Vera’s idea super and would never have believed that you can give leaves a noble touch so quickly!
Copper rods – There are no limits to your imagination
My favorite material made of copper is copper rods – they can be bought everywhere in the DIY store and are otherwise used as pipes. We clever DIY bloggers use the chance of course and make something beautiful out of it… there are really almost no limits to the imagination! The copper rods are available in different diameters and the matching connectors are also available – so the rods can be plugged together around the corner.
Laetitia, blogger of Monochrome, for example, cleverly put the copper tubes together and made an incredibly cool lamp out of them. I love the industrial style look and promise you that Laetitia’s DIY is super easy and cheap on the one hand and on the other hand will amaze all your friends!
How about plant stands made of wood and copper? This great DIY comes from Antonia, who makes my interior heart beat faster with her blog Craftifair! The special thing about Antonias DIY for me is the mix of wood and copper. You don’t have to work exclusively with copper, you can simply use the copper connectors for handicrafts.
I have another DIY inspiration for you: A few months ago I published a DIY tutorial for copper-colored side tables. The highlight of my DIY is that the copper rods are not fixed with connectors, but with a stable rope. The result is a geometric pattern from the copper rods and I promise you as always: Everything that has to do with copper is really magical! 😉
Copper – a little bit different
You’re probably wondering what’s next, aren’t you? I had already listed the most famous copper materials, but found two very unusual DIYs!
Rebecca von Sinnnenrausch recently published a DIY tutorial with a copper spiral band… How, what?! I thought so at first! If you’re gardening, you probably know that you can buy copper ribbon against snails in a DIY store and Rebecca has decorated wonderful glasses and cans with it. Honestly, I think this idea is simply ingenious because it is so simple! 😉
You will surely scroll through Pinterest often and then always discover great things, which are unfortunately always a little too expensive? Personally, I could spend hours on Pinterest and I think Amigaprincess’s dear Trixi also. Trixi came up with a super creative DIY tutorial for a wooden lamp with copper details. I am totally enthusiastic about her lamp and would love to hang it in my living room right away!
What do you think about copper? Have you ever tried one or the other DIY with copper (or could I at least inspire you to do so 🙂 )?
In any case I wish you a good start into the new week!